Hairstylist Academy

Durham Hairstylist Academy in Oshawa offers a Hairstylist Apprenticeship program to select Grade 12 Durham District School Board (DDSB) students as well as Durham Region adult Hairstylist apprentices. You can complete an Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) or Adult Apprenticeship.

You will train in a state-of-the-art salon under the guidance of a licensed hairstylist. This course will teach how to:

  • Perform routine salon functions
  • Perform service fundamentals
  • Treat scalp and hair
  • Cut hair
  • Style hair
  • Perform a chemical wave
  • Perform chemical texture services
  • Perform colour services
  • Work with wigs, hairpieces and extensions

You will also learn work place health and safety procedures.

Adult Apprenticeship Hairstylist

You can earn your Level 1 and Level 2 hairstylist apprenticeship through this program.


Contact the employability skills secretary to set up an appointment and pay your registration fee. Registration is first come, first served.

Program requirements

To qualify for the adult apprenticeship program, you must:


Registered apprentices only pay $400 (10% of the tuition cost). You will need to purchase books and mannequins to complete the apprenticeship.

Employment Ontario funds and supports the rest of the program costs.